Public Health

Theresa May Refuses To Accept Government Responsible For Nurses Using Food Banks

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May questioned on nurses using food banks #marr pic.twitter.com/LAJy6st8AW— The Andrew Marr Show (@MarrShow) April 30, 2017 Theresa M...

Student Dies Amid Meningitis Outbreak At University

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

The University of Surrey has launched a meningitis vaccination programme after a student died amid an outbreak of the infection on campus. First year...

Terrorists Could Wipe Out 30 Million People Using Disease, Says Bill Gates

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech

Bill Gates has warned that the threat of terrorists using deadly diseases to attack populations is becoming increasingly likely. As if we didn’t hav...

The Promised Radical Upgrade In Public Health Is Not Being Achieved

Sharon Hodgson | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics
Sharon Hodgson

A few weeks ago, NHS England published their Five Year Forward View Refresh, and it laid bare the challenges facing our health services after the many years of neglect and underinvestment by the Tories. It is safe to say that public health did not escape unscathed.

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Cells Resistant To HIV

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

In a remarkable step forward in the potential treatment of HIV, scientists in California have successfully created a cell population that is resistant...

Two In Five Patients Have Experienced 'Fat Bias' Within NHS, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Two in five people say they have experienced ‘fat bias’ from within the NHS, according to a new survey. The findings, released to coincide with ne...

NHS And Social Care Faces Turmoil Unless Funding Pumped In, Warns Lords Report

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Politics

A “shocking” lack of planning by the Government is placing the future of the health service at risk, a Lords committee warned today. A damning rep...

Why America’s Sick Health Care System Turns British Conservatives Queasy

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

If the cornerstones of your culture include the world’s most famous spy, its best-loved wizard and the band that redefined pop music, it might seem ...

Government Sets Out New Guidelines On How Much Sugar Will Be In Your Food

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Parents

The government has today set out ambitious new guidelines to reduce the amount of sugar eaten by children in the UK, on a scale that is reportedly “...

We're Having More 'Life Saving' Conversations Than Ever About Our Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

More people are having “life-saving” conversations about their mental health - but men and older people are far less likely to do so, a landmark s...

In Defence Of Obamacare

Ashish Prashar | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Ashish Prashar

There is widespread recognition that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) delivered by President Obama, the Federal Government and Congress created a solution for every American to have health care.

Vitamins Could Protect You From Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

Vitamin B may offer protection against the negative impacts of air pollution on the human body, according to a new study from the USA. A team from the...

New Immigration Charge Could Cost NHS Millions And Make Staff Shortages Worse

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK

A new immigration charge could cost the NHS millions of pounds and make staff shortages worse, leading healthcare professionals have warned. The healt...

You Would Not Believe How Much Wee Is In Our Swimming Pools

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Tech

Peeing in a swimming pool happens. Whether we like it to or not it seems to be one of those social acts that people think they can get away with. The ...

Sex And Relationships Education Becomes Compulsory For All In Huge Curriculum Shake Up

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Sex and relationships education is to become compulsory for all school children in England, the education secretary announced on Wednesday. In a much...

Children As Young As Four Could Be About To Get Compulsory Sex Ed Lessons

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Ministers are set to announce compulsory sex and relationships education for children as young as four, according to reports. It is believed that aft...

NHS At 'Breaking Point' As Number Of Beds Drops By A Fifth In Ten Years

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Politics

The NHS is at a “breaking point” as the number of overnight hospital beds in English hospitals has dropped by a fifth over the last ten years. The...

Lack Of Sex Education In Schools Is A 'Ticking Sexual Health Time Bomb'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A lack of sex and relationships education in some secondary schools is a “ticking sexual health time bomb”, town hall chiefs have warned. The su...

Hurt People Hurt People: Lessons From Chicago's Violence Epidemic

Nicky Hill | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Nicky Hill

It was a snowy December evening in Chicago's Westside and I was wrapped up in layers with lovely warm heat blowing in my face as I sat in a big black ...

‘Red’ Toxic Air Alert Issued To 8 London Boroughs As German Smog Cloud Swamps Capital

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK

A toxic air alert has been issued for eight London boroughs as Mayor Sadiq Khan warned of a “public health emergency.” The “red” warnings were...

A Woman Has Died From An Unstoppable Superbug

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech

A woman has died after being infected by a strain of bacteria resistant to every antibiotic available in the US. The patient, who was in her 70s, acqu...

Hundreds Call On MPs In Just 24 Hours After Tories Block New Compulsory Sex Education Push

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of people have written to their local MPs in the first 24 hours of a Barnardo’s campaign demanding compulsory sex and relationships educati...

MPs Vote Against Compulsory Sex And Relationships Education

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A parliamentary committee has voted against legislation that would make sex and relationships education (SRE) compulsory in schools- despite the fact ...

These Six New Details Show Just How Much The NHS Is Struggling To Cope

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK

Doctors have warned that the NHS’s emergency care system is “on its knees” as news about A&E departments being forced to close their doors, deat...

Andrea Leadsom Slammed For 'Criminal Neglect' Over Toxic Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Politics

Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has been accused of “criminal neglect” over failures to properly warn the public about toxic air pollution. A...